Louisville Airport Affected by Terror Plot

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Louisville International Airport is urging airline passengers to arrive at least two hours before their scheduled flights because of increased security.

Liquids such as beverages, hair gels, and lotions have been banned from carry-on baggage on all U.S. flights. The terror threat in London is responsible.

An employee walked around the security area today, advising people of the new rules. A sign nearby read "Security Level High."

Despite the heightened security, lines were not unusually long and passengers generally said they were not worried about flying. All flights have been on schedule at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. Passengers there are being advised to arrive at the airport at least an hour before departure. The new restrictions prohibiting passengers from carrying liquid or gel onto flights is being enforced.


Britain thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to from Britain to the U.S. using explosives smuggled in hand luggage.

Blair briefs Bush on terror plot

LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair has briefed President Bush on the alleged terror plot against flights between the U-S and Britain.

Blair's office has issued a public statement in which the British leader praises the cooperation between the two countries.

He says today's news "underlines the threat we face and our determination to counter it."

Blair has been vacationing in the Caribbean, while Bush is vacationing at his Texas ranch.

Meanwhile, police with bomb-sniffing dogs are patrolling London's Victoria Station as officials tightened security at train stations with connections to British airports.

Britain thinks it's arrested the main suspects in an alleged airplane plot

LONDON (AP) -- British authorities think they've arrested the ringleaders of a plot to blow up passenger jets on flights to the U-S.

Britain's Home Secretary John Reid says if the terrorist plan had been carried out, it would have caused death "on an unprecedented scale."

London Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Stephenson says the deaths could have been unprecedented in Britain. But he says it would not have been appropriate to compare them to the U-S losses of nearly three-thousand people on Nine-Eleven.

British authorities have arrested at least 21 alleged plotters, including all the main players, but say they regard it as an "ongoing, complex operation."

One official says Britain's surveillance actions in the case have been unprecedented, involving police in Britain and overseas.


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